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17th Oct, 2021

Golfers help raise cash

Rob George 25th Aug, 2021 Updated: 25th Aug, 2021

WORCESTER Golf and Country Club have raised more than £3,000 for city-based charity Leukaemia Care.

A national charity based in Worcester who support those affected by blood cancer, they were chosen by club captain John Kendrick. John and the members worked tirelessly throughout 2020 to raise funds for blood cancer patients and their loved ones.

After a rocky start due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning events had to be postponed and the golf club shut for months, fund-raising got off to a flying start with their Captain’s Day last summer, raising a fantastic £656.

As the year progressed, the club’s fund-raising efforts only went from strength to strength with their popular duck race in August, with dozens of sponsored rubbed ducks sent floating down the golf course brook. The event alone raised more than £1,000.

“I’m very pleased to support Leukaemia Care as my charity during my year as captain of Worcester Golf and Country Club,” he said.

“In this strange year of social distancing and lockdowns, I have been absolutely amazed at the generosity of the golf club members who have raised £3,461.47!

“Our main fund-raising event was a very successful duck race on the brook that runs through the golf course.

“Leukaemia Care are a wonderful charity which supports an illness that like so many families we have been touched by.”

John presented a cheque to Leukaemia Care community fund-raising officer Claire Merritt and trustee Kate Stallard.

“They worked tirelessly to raise much-needed funds despite the obstacles set before them by the pandemic, and they should be so proud of the amazing amount they have raised,” Clare added.

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